Bookbinders Gather

February 4, 2015

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On January 14, more than 50 guests (many of them NBSS alumni) gathered for the closing reception of an exhibit of the conservation bindings created by Mark Esser (pictured) while working as the conservator for the John J. Burns Library at Boston College. The exhibit was curated by Barbara Hebard ’90, current Library Conservator.

The exhibit included twenty books, ranging from the 15th to the early 19th century, each with a binding in the style of the period and using materials appropriate for the time. One section of the exhibit covered Mark’s early training and career in bookbinding, as well as his role developing the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program.

Bookbinding Program